I worked during the Christmas period, the hours I was receiving were generous and suited me as they worked round my college timetable. Occasionally I would be offered the chance to work extra hours if I wanted to.
Terrible requesting hours are out of the question and no swaps or swoops as the called them for some reason
Flexible but some days seem to be very long
Working hours was fine when I got my permanent position after the 3 months contractual period